Comment: Modern America Has Not Suffered the Ravages of War

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Modern America Has Not Suffered the Ravages of War

Not since the War of Secession (a.k.a. Civil War) has a United States city been destroyed by military conflict. This is part of the problem Americans don't think about; the suffering we have caused other human beings under the false pretense of freedom and democracy.

The electorate who support using force to intervene in the global affairs of other countries cannot imagine the loss of life and property that occurs when bombs fall. Americans are insulated from such chaos. They banter about phrases of, 'send a message' as if they were writing a letter to Mr. Assad and delivering it by post.

The Washington neocons cleverly use the ridiculous idea that "we must bomb them to save them," through their media propagandists as a valid reason to engage in militarism against other sovereign nations. They spew forth the old canard, "we must fight them over there so we don't have to fight them here," to a mesmerized population.

But is Assad attacking Americans? Has he threatened in any way to attack America or its allies? Does he even have the capability to prosecute such adventurism and for what purpose? No, no and no.

The concept of preemptive attack using the most flimsy of excuses is not about protecting America or rescuing an oppressed people. It's an agenda of pro-aggression against those nations and their leaders who do not bend to the will of the U.S. Government. America is an arrogant bully because its citizens acquiesce to the intolerable acts committed in their name.

Until the level of objective intelligence rises in the psyche of the American population these wars and conflicts will continue. Our once great economic power will ultimately descend into financial ruin, as did ancient Rome.

You do not save a people by killing them indiscriminately or destroying their property. You make them hate us and remember the pain we caused them.